Riverside man, 21, suspected in father’s brutal murder arrested after fleeing to OC in victim’s car

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a Riverside man, 21-year-old Jair Armando Vazquez, was apprehended in the Orange County coastal town of Newport Beach after allegedly beating his father to death and stealing his car Tuesday, Sept. 14. Officials have since reported that Vazquez, who remains in custody where he is being held in lieu of $1 million bail or bond, […]

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“Complete and carefree silliness” abound during Whittier’s “lunchtime shenanigans”

Whittier students engage in lunchtime dance and singing parties HEMET, Calif., — Asked what has been missing these past 18 months during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis, Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) today told RCNS, “Complete and carefree silliness.” To help young students remember the importance of just having fun and being silly, one Hemet counselor at […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Kids Cheer Camp, Updated Schedules for Local HS Sports

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher KID’S CHEER CAMP The Fall River High School cheerleaders will hold their annual kid’s cheer camp September 20-24 at the bleachers at Fall River Jr/Sr high school. The camp will be divided into two groups – Li’l Pups for ages 3-6 and Bullpups for ages 7-12, and both groups will meet daily from […]

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No injuries reported after Redding rollover crash

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say no injuries were reported after a rollover crash in Redding yesterday afternoon, Friday, Sept. 17. Only one vehicle was involved in the accident, according to officials. The crash, which caused the temporary closure of the roadway, happened at the intersection of Eureka Way and California Street. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Called “one man crime wave” […]

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Called “one man crime wave” by judge, J. Tucker Bellegante sentenced to more than 10 years

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Described by a Shasta County judge as a “one man crime wave” during a sentencing hearing yesterday, a local man, J. Tucker Bellegante, was ordered to serve a maximum of ten years and four months in state prison in one of several open and active felony cases he was facing. Bellegante also pleaded to a number of other […]

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Facing 20 years on 12 felony cases, wanted COAP felon nabbed in Anderson

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted Anderson felon was taken into custody without incident yesterday morning, Friday, Sept. 17. The man, 52-year-old Kyle Richard Sims, is on the District Attorney’s Chronic Offender Accountability Program (COAP) and recently failed to appear for court on over 12 felony cases, according to officials who said Sims is currently facing as many as […]

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Man seen attempting to open car doors in Riverside traffic fatally struck

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a large box truck in Riverside Wednesday morning, Sept. 15. According to officials, the man killed had been seen impeding traffic and attempting to open the doors of other vehicles before the fatal collision, which happened at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and El Padro Street. LEADING THE RCNS […]

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Shooting at popular Murrieta sports park leads to swift arrest of one adult, two juveniles

MURRIETA, Calif., — Authorities say a pre-arranged meeting at a Murrieta park led to the robbery and shooting of a man early Tuesday morning, Sept. 14. Although officials have declined to specify why the early morning meeting at the Alta Murrieta Sports Park was arranged, the subsequent shooting investigation led to the swift arrest of three people, including one adult […]

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Driver of stolen car suffers burns, major injuries after fiery wreck destroys Anderson business

ANDERSON, Calif., —  Fire officials say a commercial structure in an unincorporated part of Anderson was destroyed by a blaze that erupted after a stolen vehicle plowed into the closed business early this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 15. The wreck, which sent the driver to the hospital with major burn and other crash-related injuries and destroyed a total of seven vehicles, […]

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High hopes for Redding PD’s new Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT)

REDDING, Calif., — Redding Police Department yesterday announced the creation and implementation of the department’s Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT), a new unit created in partnership with Shasta County Public Health. Comprised of two police officers with advanced crisis intervention and mental health training, along with a mental health clinician from Shasta County Health and Human Services, the specialized team […]

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